The Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations (ILIR) merged with the Business and Industrial Assistance Division (BIAD) to form a new unit, the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy (IRLEE).

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The Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Michigan was established in the 1950's in response to the rapid changes taking place in labor relations following World War II. As the world has evolved, the focus of the Institute also has changed to reflect emerging issues facing workers, employers, and policy-makers. Over the years, individual programs at the Institute have addressed issues such as labor market structure, collective bargaining, union leadership development, worker health, diversity in the workplace, low-wage employment and poverty, urban economic development, and the internationalization of economic relations.

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